Reddit forsakes Imgur with launch of native image upload tool

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How Reddit’s native image/gif upload tool appears when you want to post (credit: Reddit) A big change is rolling out on Reddit that will affect the way you post and view images on the site. Through a thread created by a Reddit product team member named Andy (u/amg137), the site announced it’s launching an image-upload tool for single photos and gifs on select subreddits. This means the site is shifting away from its informal partner Imgur, which currently hosts the majority of Reddit’s uploaded images. With the tool, users will be able to upload images up to 20MB and gifs up to 100MB in size directly to Reddit. When viewing a thread that started with an image or a gif, users will click on the thread and be taken to the thread page with the media at the top and the comments below. With Imgur-hosted images, clicking on the Reddit link takes you directly to that image on Imgur’s site. To see thread discussion, you had to click on the “comments” link directly below it. Andy explains in the post that the company is hoping the native image tool will make the Reddit experience more seamless. “For a long time, other image hosting services have been an integral part of how content is shared on Reddit—we’re grateful to those teams, but are looking forward to bringing you a more seamless experience with this new feature,” he writes. Read 4 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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Reddit forsakes Imgur with launch of native image upload tool

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